MalaysiaLangkawi $$$$$ Beachfront Wheelchair Friendly
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Tuba Beach Resort: Review

Josh & Jacinta Bender
By 20 days ago

Wake up to the warm scent of salty air and watch a tranquil sunrise over the glistening sea dotted with untouched islands that rival Thailand's Koh Phi Phi. The exquisite sea views are best admired from your balcony with a cup of hot coffee in hand, or while walking along Tuba Beach Resort's private stretch of sand.

After a day exploring Tuba Island's 500-million-year-old rock formations, caves, beaches, and more, head back to the hotel for a relaxing swim in the beachfront pool. Take a fishing excursion with a local fisherman and bring your catch back to the hotel for restaurant staff to cook in local herbs and spices for your evening meal.

If you're looking to unplug from the external world and get back to nature, with a touch of modern comfort, of course, this is the place for you.

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Overview

Rating

Not AAARated Hotel

Price

$$$$$Rates start at less than $59 per night

Location

Beachfront

Located within Tuba Island

  • Airport transfer not available
  • Free on-site parking
  • Breakfast included
  • All ages welcome
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Opened 2017
  • Check-in 2:30PM
  • Check-out 12:00PM

Photos

Hotel entranceHotel entrance
ReceptionReception
Rear roomsRear rooms
Hammocks near swimming poolHammocks near swimming pool
Beachfront poolBeachfront pool
Sea view suitesSea view suites
Hotel grounds
Private beachPrivate beach
Colorful signage on the beachColorful signage on the beach
Beach & jetty areasBeach & jetty areas
Jetty leading to hotelJetty leading to hotel
Jetty & fishing boatsJetty & fishing boats
End of jettyEnd of jetty
Private beach & jetty areas

Internet & Tech

SpeedTest results:
Download speed
8.20 Mbps
Upload speed
0.98 Mbps
Ping
29 ms
These results are an average of 3 tests completed at a random time of day.
  • Wifi access: Free (all guests)
  • Wifi strength: Spotty
  • Wifi comments: WiFi signal is very weak in upper level rooms. It works best in the lobby and restaurant.
  • Power outlets: Reachable (local input)
  • Printer: None
  • In-room safe: None
  • In-room music player: None

Rooms

  • Good bed comfort
  • Air conditioning
  • Good soundproofing
  • Somewhat dark window coverings
  • 38" Local TV
  • No in-room safe
  • No minibar
  • No fridge
  • Kettle
  • Complimentary coffee & tea

Room types:

Standard Family Room 20 sqm
1 queen & 1 single

Entry-level room with air-conditioning, TV, and ensuite. Rooms are located in rear block near lobby.

Deluxe Family Room 25 sqm
1 queen & 1 single

Ground floor rooms with private patio located the swimming pool.

Sea View Suite with Balcony 18 sqm
1 queen

Colorful, double story block with upper and lower level rooms. Rooms have either a private balcony or patio and views of the ocean and pool.

Main room areaMain room area
Bathroom sink & tea / coffee facilitiesBathroom sink & tea / coffee facilities
BathroomBathroom
Sea view suite with balcony
Balcony at front of Sea View Suite

Facilities

  • Outdoor pools: 1
  • Beach lounges

Food & Drink

  • Very good food quality
  • Excellent food service
  • Gluten friendly
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Wheat-free options
  • Restaurants nearby: A couple

Restaurants:

$$$$$Tuba Beach Restaurant
Seafood, Malay

Specializes in local seafood dishes like prawn noodles and grilled fish. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available upon request and with advanced notice.

8am-11pm
Dinner & Tuba Beach RestaurantDinner & Tuba Beach Restaurant
Fried mushrooms & vegetarian pastaFried mushrooms & vegetarian pasta
Side dishes - salad & fruitSide dishes - salad & fruit
Grilled fishGrilled fish
Tuba Beach Restaurant

What's Nearby

Bengkel Craft Complex

Retail Store

Small craft store selling hand-woven baskets, bags, mats, and keychains made by local women. The craft store is not always attended so you may need to ask the hotel to arrange someone to open it up for you. Craft workshops are also available on request.

270 meters (891 feet) Walking time: 3 mins

Map... Get walking directions...

Bukit Kecik (Small Hill)

Mountain

The best example of ancient rock formations and a cave with interesting stalactites and stalagmites. The top of the hill can be reached after a 15-minute light hike up concrete steps.

1.30 kms (1,422 yards) Motorbike time: 3 mins

Map... Get motorbike directions...

Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave)

Cave

A fascinating cave home to sleeping bats and WWII history. Locals used this cave to hide from the invading Japanese in 1941.

2.98 kms (1.86 miles) Motorbike time: 6 mins

Map... Get motorbike directions...

Tanjung Pandan Beach

Beach

The island's best swimming beach with a sandy shore and rocky foreground.

6.80 kms (4.25 miles) Motorbike time: 12 mins

Map... Get motorbike directions...

Insider Tips For Tuba Beach Resort

  • The best way to reach Tuba Beach Resort from the main jetty is by hiring a motorbike. Taxis may or may not be available and probably will speak very little English.
  • Activities like island hopping tours and fishing excursions can be organized through reception. Your catch can be taken to the restaurant and prepared for your next meal.
  • Be aware there is no lifeguard on duty at the pool area.
  • Pay attention to etiquette in the pool area - for example, don't dive into the pool, don't swim during bad weather, and don't bring food or drink in the pool area.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Authentic island-life. Watch local villagers and fisherman go about their day.
  • Quiet and secluded location brings a serene atmosphere.
  • Exquisite views over the Strait of Malacca.
  • Authentic local food. Especially if you enjoy seafood.
  • Organised activities like fishing excursions.
  • Swimming pool with ocean views.
Could Be Better:
  • Small bathrooms in guest rooms.
  • Basic facilities compared to western-style resorts.
  • Low English-levels of some staff-members.
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Contact Details

Tuba Beach Resort

Address:
No. 17 & 18, Jalan Tepi Laut, Pulau Tuba, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
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